Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Frisbee Universe-ity

Imagine the Milky Way Galaxy as a frisbee. The nearest spiral galaxy, Andromeda, would be another frisbee across the room, and NGC 7331 would be a frisbee in the house across the street. The other four galaxies in the Deer Lick Group group would be frisbees in the next block. All of this is just our own little corner of the universe. The most distant galaxies we photograph would be frisbees in the next town. And don't forget the hundreds of billions of other frisbees scattered all over the place.

Meteor Shower Viewing: This year's best meteor shower is coming to the U.S. Weather pemitting, the peak time to view the Germinid meteor shower = Sunday @ midnight. 140 comet debris/hour!

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